Fundraising Event Overview
gathering at the Elite Watersports store front
Race day will be held Saturday, with Sunday as fall back date, based on wind
Silent Auction and Awards
Will be held proceeding the race
Tampa Windsports Invasion 2022
We have already partied. The date of the race has changed to the first weekend of wind over 20Kts.
NEW DATE!!!! November 20th. Tonights ZOOM skippers meeting November 19th 7pm. Skippers meeting 7pm on zoom tomorrow night. 7pm7pmHIT this link!!!Join here. Aaron McClearnon is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.Topic: The night before 2022 Tampa Wind Sports InvasionTime: Nov 19, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)Join Zoom Meetinghttps://zoom.us/j/94536028780?pwd=OFFueDBHMlVKZUVUWnZmOUkzVlYvZz09Meeting ID: 945 3602 8780Passcode: ewater
Welcome newcomers and locals alike! Our major fundraising event and season opener shin dig is just around the corner.
Tampa Bay Watch is a not-for-profit organization who helps keep our waters and marine life safe and clean. This year the Tampa Windsports Invasion, formerly known as the Tampa Kite Invasion, will be on November 20th.
The event is for anyone and everyone who not only wants to support Tampa Bay Watch but also enjoys windsports.
Friday Night: Last call for Race Registration!
Saturday: Race Day!
This is a 14-mile down wind regatta from Lassing Park to the East side of the Skyway Bridge. The Annual Season Opener Party (formerly held on Friday) will follow race day.
Saturday night's party starts at 6:30 pm at Elite Watersports, located at 4100 34th St S St.Petersburg FL 33711.
There will be live music, raffle prizes, silent auction winners, and a polar plunge sponsored by Bob Lee's Tire Co.
Registration can be found below.
Sunday: Our fallback date depending on Saturday's wind conditions.
How the event works: The week of the race we will post updates on the start of the race depending on wind. Updates include red, yellow, and green lights which will verify the race day and start time. Red Light: race will not be on Saturday but Sunday.Yellow Light: hold tight and wait another day for updates.Green: It's go time!Follow us on social media for the updates.
2022 Presenting Sponsor
Coastal wetlands in the Tampa Bay area have suffered extensive damage due to the overwhelming amount of urban and industrial shoreline development, losing over 40% of historical coastal marsh habitat.
Seagrass beds are feeding grounds for a variety of species such as the Florida Manatee, various species of turtles, sharks, and rays. These animals forage in the seagrass, feeding on the grass itself or on the smaller creatures that inhabit the grasses.
Tampa Bay’s water quality and seagrass beds have since improved to levels that will once again support the bay scallop population.
Money Raised for Tampa Bay Watch